Arts Hound

With Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq on the tips of our tongues, it’s easy to forget or simplify past quagmires — the Vietnam War for one. Vietnam vet and history buff Marc C. Waszkiewicz has made it his life’s work to make sure we don’t forget with his upcoming documentary, Viet Nam: An Inner View, set to premiere in 2014. Catch a sneak preview of Waszkiewicz’s oeuvre 7 pm Thursday, Oct. 24, at Tsunami Books. The night will feature readings from his upcoming memoir Welcome to the Jungle, live original music that will be featured in the doc (with help from local musicians Lea Jones, Keenan Dorn, Carl Lopez and Lynda Duff), a photo display drawn from Waszkiewicz’s personal library of 13,000-plus photos from Vietnam and a discussion with the doc’s producers; $5-$20 donation requested. For more information, visit

Do you practice safe style? Head to the EMU Ballroom at 7:30 pm Friday, Oct. 25, for the free 25th Annual Condom Fashion Show (yes, you read right, that’s 25 years of campus condom couture) and see anything from latex Technicolor gowns to jerseys sashay the runway, all in the name of sexual health and education. 

No costume for Halloween yet? Not to worry, Deluxe Fashion Shop is hosting costume consultations with local designers as part of the Halloween Costume Extravaganza, 5:30 to 9 pm Friday, Oct. 25, a fundraiser for the up-and-coming Eugene Garment Collective. Entry is $5 or free with the donation of a complete costume, and an array of costumes, textiles, accessories and decorations will be available for purchase.

photo by rob and tracy sydor |